ERIC Number: EJ998565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Lessons Learned from Exemplary Schools
Schrum, Lynne; Levin, Barbara B.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v57 n1 p38-42 Jan 2013
This article presents lessons learned about successful professional development for promoting technology integration from eight exemplary schools. Through a qualitative investigation into school leaders' and teachers' intentional goals of improving student engagement and achievement, formal, informal, and individual opportunities are described from these schools. The data led to a deep understanding of the ways these schools implemented PD; in most schools purposeful reconfiguration of the entire curriculum was a corollary to the professional development. We found that the most effective models incorporated district wide, school based, formal and informal opportunities that accommodated preferences in both learning and delivery models.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Qualitative Research, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Administrators, Curriculum Design, School Districts, Inservice Teacher Education, School Effectiveness, Leadership, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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